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    Five places to see the cherry blossoms in New York

    Tue Apr 21

    Sakura Matsuri 2013 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sakura Matsuri 2013 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Peep pretty cherry blossoms with the kids at these public gardens and parks in New York City—don't forget your camera! Spring has finally sprung, which mean it's time to browse all the fresh blooms popping up around the city! Sakura Matsuri—a long-awaited item on our list of 50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring—is coming up this weekend, showing off the cherry blossoms at their very best. If you and the kids can't get enough of the pink-petal landscapes, you might want to visit a few other New York destinations that boast the pretty Japanese shrubs. That's why we’ve mapped out five spots in public gardens and NYC parks where you can gaze at the flowers while the trees are still blooming.   1. New York Botanical Garden This 50-acre forest features some of the oldest trees in the city, which just so happens to include quite a few cherry blossoms for your photo-snapping pleasure. 2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Offering the most lavish celebration of cherry blossoms in New York City,...

    10 things to do with kids when it's raining in NYC

    Mon Apr 20

    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Samchills

    Beat the rainy-day blues at these fun NYC venues that will keep the kids entertained (and dry) with workshops, readings, screenings and more Don't let the gloomy weather rain on your family's parade! There's no shortage of indoor activities for you and the kids to enjoy, even when there are puddles on the ground. New kids' movies on Netflix will only keep them busy for a while, so pull on those galoshes and venture out for some rainy day fun throughout the city. While you're out and about, make sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery—as these heart-stopping photos of NYC in the rain prove, a few raindrops only make our city more beautiful!   Get some air at BounceU What is it about rainy days that makes kids extra rambunctious? Get them out of the house and let them blow off some steam in this inflated wonderland. Supervised by the experienced staff, kids can take off their shoes and bounce in a soft boxing ring, play indoor dodgeball or kick back with a cheesy slice of pizza at the...

    A new proposal may bring more public breastfeeding zones to NYC

    Fri Apr 17

    Great news for new moms—Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is urging city council to create citywide Breastfeeding Empowerment Zones Though there are some decent places for breastfeeding in NYC, including playgrounds and specialized centers like Bed Stuy's Lactation Station, many think these spaces should be more readily available to NYC moms. As part of the Family Friendly Brooklyn initiative, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is working to expand the public breastfeeding zones for new parents, proposing that more public areas and private spaces in offices be designated for feeding and pumping. Though federal law requires offices to provide a private space for their employees to breastfeed, Adams hopes that encouragement of Breastfeeding Empowerment Zones (BFEZ) will provide moms with more easily-accessible and comfortable locations. He's already put some effort into the cause, introducing a community breastfeeding room with a hospital-grade pump inside Brooklyn Borough...

    Peppa Pig is coming to Century 21 in NYC

    Thu Apr 9

    Pictured:  Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon.

    Pictured: Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon. Photograph: Nick Jr.

    Grab the kids and head to Century 21 in NYC this weekend to meet Peppa and George from Nick Jr.’s hit show Peppa Pig Your kid's favorite pink piggy is coming to Century 21 in NYC for a fun-filled afternoon! Peppa and George of Nick Jr.'s TV series Peppa Pig will be making an appearance in the department store to celebrate the DVD launch of "Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles." Be prepared for "Peppa-perfect" photo ops (bring your cameras!) plus "Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles"-themed coloring activity sheets. Families also have a chance to win a Peppa Pig prize pack with toys, books and other fun surprises. Last, if you want to walk away with some other Peppa gear, there will be a full range of DVD releases available on-site for purchase.  While you're waiting, check out our favorite kids' apps, kids' movies on Netflix and the 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family. The event will be held at Century 21 Department Store, 22 Cortlandt Street (between Church and Dey Street) at the 6th floor...

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